The I Ching, Ancient Consciousness, and the Creation of Chinese Medicine
A course created by Jessie Shaw, L.Ac. M.S. O.M.
This beautifully rendered film lecture with supporting reading materials tells the story of how Chinese medicine came into being, and the states of consciousness that propelled it forward. The course explores the development of Chinese medicine through an in-depth look at the I Ching – The Book of Changes, a revered classical text compiled over the span of 600 years. Tracing the life of the I Ching enables the course to examine the intellectual antecedents (i.e., yin-yang and five phases theories) that were identified by ancient cosmologers, then developed by the diviners, and ultimately applied to the body and meridian system by physicians. The I Ching’s long lifespan and composite nature also render transparent the consciousness states that brought it and Chinese medicine to life. Watch the trailer:
What You’ll Learn:
- To understand the philosophical and historical context that engendered Chinese medicine
- To identify the consciousness states that ushered in Chinese medicine, and how they can be cultivated and used when working with patients today
- To gain insights into the treatment techniques of the Zhou, Qin and Han dynasty masters, and how they can be applied
- To gain a deeper appreciation of Chinese medicine, its rich heritage, and the host of intuitive and dedicated specialists throughout the ages that created it
This course has been approved for 7 PDA Points with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).